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The Town of Henderson may engage the services of an outside municipal debt collection company to settle outstanding fines, fees and utility bills.
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FOR SALE? Some St. Martinville officials have proposed the sale of the historic Duchamp Opera House in the city’s downtown historic district. The building, which dates back to the 1830s, was donated to the city by the Reuben-Willie-Zerben Bienvenu family in 1998 and underwent extensive renovations. But the cost of keeping the facility open, with little or no income-producing activites generated, is being called into question.(Sally Angelle)

The city has begun looking for ideas to eliminate the ongoing expense of owning the 1830-vintage Duchamp Opera House. At the September 18 city council meeting, Dist.1 councilman Mike Fuselier said the time has come to rethink the city’s involvement with the historic building.

St. Martin Sherrif's Office and DEA Collecting Unwanted Prescription Drugs

On Saturday October 26th, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its seventh opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

Gumbo Cook Off Goes Public

St. Martin Hospital, in concert with the United Way of Acadiana, went public this year with their third annual gumbo cook off held this past Frinday on the grounds of St. Martin parish’s only full service hospital.

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Charleen Jeanbaptiste and Michael Dubone with Liberty Heights Community Center.

Liberty Heights Community Center, the non-profit organization that distributes food once a week off the Catahoula Highway, is giving away free fruits and vegetables at the St. Martinville's Farmers Market, Old Market Street. The produce comes from a farmer's convention in New Orleans last weekend.

Swamp guide dodges gator abuse charge

St. Martinville – Lake Martin tour guide Bryan Champagne probably would’ve gotten away with the “gator bashing” if someone hadn’t posted a video of it on YouTube. Ironically it was the video that prompted the district attorney’s office to drop the animal cruelty charge. “There is no way a St.

Breaux Bridge Man Arrested on Attempted Second Degree Murder Charges


On October 15, 2013, the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call from Lafayette General Hospital Personnel concerning a female who was severely beaten in the Parish of St. Martin. The victim received great bodily injury and her condition was listed as critical.

Two Burglary Suspects Arrested; 1 Remains at Large


On September 20, 2013 at approximately 9:30 a.m., a residence off of Sawmill Hwy., near the Lafayette/St. Martin Parish line, was broken into and numerous items were taken.

BBPD Locates Third Stolen Vehicle

Following up on a story reported on Tuesday, October 15, the Breaux Bridge Police Department reported that the third vehicle, stolen from Courtesy Dodge, was located in the woods off of Wild Cherry Lane in Breaux Bridge later in the afternoon of the 15th.

Suspect Escapes From Custody - Later Recaptured

On October 14, 2013 at approximately 11:30 a.m. Javien Demouchet, black male, 21 years of age, escaped from the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office while being processed on a warrant for failing to appear for Drug Court.



The 2016 high school football season has reached the halfway mark and the District 5-4A campaign begins Friday for the league’s five teams.

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